Jacques Audiard’s Cannes co-signed film Dheepan is a beautiful portrait of Sri Lankan refugees, but it lacks nuance.
On June 22, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in a case that could dramatically reshape the meaning of democracy in Canada that it would not hear from any of the public interest organizations hoping intervene in the case.
The case by now is well-known: Zunera Ishaq is a Muslim woman going through the Canadian citizenship process. The Federal Court in February found that it was unlawful for Citizenship and Immigration Canada to have instituted a policy forbidding citizenship candidates from wearing niqabs and other face-coverings during their oath-taking.
R v NS was the first Canadian case to involve a niqab-wearing sexual assault complainant. At the Supreme Court of Canada, the Muslim Canadian Congress [MCC] was especially vocal in arguing it would be un-Canadian to allow NS to testify while wearing a niqab. This paper sets out to investigate the MCC’s depictions of Muslim women, Muslim men, and the mainstream public, with specific attention paid to the details of the MCC’s “clash of civilisations” framing, its impact on the Court’s reasons, and its implications for women combatting sexual violence.
Aug 14, 2014 ... By Fathima Cader. One thousand hollow bones suspended
from one small island’s underbelly,
watery roots seeking anchorage,
ours its submerged landscape of crags,
broken into language and served with wooden spoons
half-toned with salt’s residue, sickled for the hoarding
of pre-dawn prayer, the lowering light of day ...
by Fathima Cader • Jan 1, 2013 • Politics, Society. Omar Khadr, Oh Canada Edited by Janice Williamson McGill-Queen's University Press, 2012. After a decade ......
How is it -- simultaneous with a Missing Women inquiry -- that this nation has learned the names of Zainab, Sahari, and Geeti Shafia, as the only newsworthy examples of women murdered in Canada?...
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